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WHAT I READ IN 2022

A vivid memory I have from my childhood is the huge crate filled with books that we would tote around on any vacation. My mom, dad and me...

MONEY, MY FRIEND

If money was a person, how would you relate to it? Would you get all excited when Money knocks on your door to hang out with you? Do you...

WAS THAT TOO MUCH?!

Was the first thought Nele and I had when debriefing a very emotionally intense WOMEN’S HUB DAY in September. Was it too emotional, too...

I THOUGHT THIS WAS LAME

Right after posting this video about this odd phenomenon, it happened to me again. I was going to lead a workshop at a client’s office,...

HE WASN'T EXACTLY FRIENDSHIP MATERIAL

On a warm day in April 2013, my husband-then-boyfriend introduced me to Henk. I knew right away that Henk wasn’t exactly friendship...

DO YOU HAVE IMAGINARY FRIENDS YET?

5 years ago, I l was a different person. I was doing yoga every single day, would compliment complete strangers on their haircut, and...

OUT OF CONTROL

When I moved to San Francisco in 2015, I was completely shocked by the immense number of unhoused people on the streets of this beautiful...

BREAKING THE TABOO

The days I was ashamed to cry in public are long gone. At the WOMEN’S HUB DAY last Saturday, I cried at least five times, because I was...

THE IMPORTANCE OF JOY

I am a ‘weight of the world’ type of person, and to see others suffer is harder for me than to experience hardship myself. I always feel...

FROM HUSTLE TO FLOW

In a world that’s obsessed with goal setting, to-do lists and productivity hacks, how do you stop pushing yourself and surrender to the...

WHO ARE YOU: THE ATHLETE OR THE ARTIST?

I’ve struggled with our society’s obsession with productivity for a while now. The focus on constantly improving our output, squeezing...

GRUMPY CAT

I am usually not into cat pics, but I started the year posting this on social media because it so accurately described my mood at that...

LET'S KEEP IT SIMPLE

I felt completely on top of my game, joining the German WOMEN’S HUB LOVE SESSION with Anja Plattner to reflect on the past year and set...

JUST IMAGINE

The only thing that was on my calendar when we moved to San Francisco in 2015 was a month-long yoga teacher training. Not because I...

THE STAKES ARE HIGH

Yesterday night, I watched a Dutch television show called ‘vaccinatie vetes’ - which would translate to something like ‘vaccination...

WHAT STARTED MY EXCESSIVE BLUSHING

I know that if I tell you what I did on Tuesday, some of you will go ‘good for you girrrrrl’, while most of you will probably wonder why...

WHAT I AM SUPER PROUD OF

I didn’t want to write this email, because I didn’t feel in the mood to be uplifting and inspiring and fun. But then I realized that I...

THIS LITTLE GIRL IS ME

I have decided to sabotage my whole email format this week, because I am completely captivated by the #thislittlegirlisme campaign. The...

WHAT INSPIRES ME TO DO MY WORK

Last Monday, I had to wear shoes for a whole morning😮 because I was leading an in-person workshop for women scientists in the field of...

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